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? some calling ashton kutcher's new commercial offensive. it has been pulled from the internet. we'll show you why >>> baby boy who got lots of attention on a recent visit to the zoo. you can see >>> right now we are following breaking news firefighters on the scene of a major fire in the 600 block of center avenue. witnesses say flames were visible on at least two of the building's three floors no word on whether anybody was injured. sky 7 hd is on the way we'll continue follow in story. we'll bring you updates on air and online at abc7news.com. >>> big blow to the giants this morning. one of the team's best hitters sandoval has a broken bone in his hand. it happened -- he left in the 6th inning last night not sure when this injury happened it was recent and he fractured the bone in his left wrist. he broke the same ben in his right wrist last year. he had a 20 game hit streak to open the giants will try to avoid sweep by the marlins this afternoon. >>> online ad featuring actor ashton kutcher has been pull after dozens of complains that it was racist. the ad for pop chips feature
outrage surrounding ashton kutcher and the new commercial being pulled from the air. >>> and we'll also have new details in the salon visit that has so many people talking. that mom accused of tanning her 5-year-old daughter. >>> welcome back, everybody. well, chrysler had a blockbuster april, with sales up 20% from a year ago. to keep up with all that demand, four of its factories will work all summer instead of shutting down for a two-week maintenance break. demand is especially high for two jeep models. >>> and there's a guarded outlook for the april jobs report, which is due out later this morning. but there is, meanwhile, some real trouble in europe. that's where 17 countries now face record unemployment, now averaging 10.9%. and get this. in spain, the rate there, 24%, 51% among young people. >>> but it's great to be the ceo of an american company. the average chief executive earned $11 million last year. that's 231-times more than the average worker. and look at this. between 1978 and 2011, the average ceo compensation increased by 725%. the average worker's pay, only 5%. >>> a m
's. >> ama: just ahead. three behind these pictures. why actor ashton kutcher is ccc >> alan: coming up in a half hour at 6:00, how a drop in up employment has actually become bad news for thousands of jobless californians. the one thing you can do right now to ease stress and improve your health. join us at 6:00. >> ama: the web site tmz posted the first photos of actor ashton kutcher dress for a movie as the late apple founder steve jobs. >> alan: he was spotted wearing the black turtleneck and he will play steve jones -- jobs in a movie about his younger years. captioned by closed captioning services inc.
you, noel. thank you, ana. i appreciate it. >>> ashton kutcher, what was he thinking? and what was she thinking? >> she's 6 years old. >> that's not makeup. but this mom is in more trouble than ashton. "ñfÑ >>> okay, so ashton kutcher has people talking again. this time it's over a controversial commercial that features kutcher portraying apindian man named raj. >> i'm raj, looking for the most delicious thing on the planet. >> i'm seeking higher plans of consciousness. >> indian-americans demanded the ad be pulled. they removed the ad and offered an apology. okay, is it fair to call ashton kutcher racist, dino? >> is it fair? probably not, because it wasn't hateful. but let's be honest. if you're a white guy and they're putting brown or black makeup on it, say no. this is ridiculous. at least have an indian flavored pop chip. but it's ridiculous. he should know better. >> jamal, you were rolling your eyes when you saw it. >> i don't think ashton was trying to be racist. it was a bad interpretation. remember the mike myers movie? it was panned the same way. people were frustrated wit
now? it was meant to go viral, but it went vial. pop chips has an ad with ashton kutcher after his portrayal that an indian named rod is racist. >> i am looking for the most delicious thing on the planet like kardashian hot. i would give that dog a bone. i was in a milking contest and i like snooky. this is a magical fellow given to me by a shayman. >> she only eats kosher. >> your waiting room is like a free show. >> after the media picked it up. indian-americans complained. they said, yes, you got us, we hate indians. they said they never meant to stereo type and we hope people can enjoy this in the spirit which was intended which is an unfunny ad. but later it was removed from pop chips page. the ceo apologized, quote, to anyone we offended. what does rock and roll horse think about all of this? >> actually the horse is now playing with maroon 5. it is an actual improvement over their crappy guitarist. you know what i mean. yes, i said it. baker, the ad was dumb. it wasn't funny. although were you giggling. >> first of all, i don't giggle. >> i know, but here is the thing. let m
appreciate it. >> i'morage, a bollywood producer. >>> ashton kutcher, what was he thinking? and what was she thinking? >> she's 6 years old. >> that's not makeup. but this mom is in more trouble than ashton. ♪ [ male announcer ] virtual wallet can help you be that person who's good with money. see what's free to spend. move money with a slide. save with a shake. feel good about your decisions. but when i was diagnosed with prostate cancer... i needed a coach. our doctor was great, but with so many tough decisions i felt lost. unitedhealthcare offered us a specially trained rn who helped us weigh and understand all our options. for me cancer was as scary as a fastball is to some of these kids. but my coach had hit that pitch before. turning data into useful answers. we're 78,000 people looking out for 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> okay, so ashton kutcher has people talking again. this time it's over a controversial commercial that features kutcher portraying an indian man namedorage. >> i'morage, i'm a bollywood producer, looking for the most deliciou
already started. >>> the indian community waiting for ashton kutcher to apologize, but so far nothing. the controversy rages on over that commercial. >>> mountains of flowers and condolences for junior seau and his family will allow his brain to be studied for signs of concussions. >>> it's the biggest full moon of the year and it's almost upon us. what makes this moon so super? >>> and we begin this morning with breaking news out of china. the diplomatic quagmire may be over. according to the state department, quote, mr. chen has been offered a fellowship from an american university where he can be accompanied by his wife and two children. the chinese government has indicated that it will accept mr. chen's applications for appropriate travel documents. that means mr. chen will soon be on his way to the united states with his family, but then again, you never know with china. stan grant is live in beijing. stan, tell us what happens now. >> reporter: yeah, we've seen a lot of movement, haven't we, carol, on this, twists and turns every single hour it has seemed over the past week. the
this morning, there is a new online ad that's featuring ashton kutcher that's causing a lot of controversy. he appears in brown face portraying a bollywood producer. some critics have called it racist. the ad has now been pulled. and the company is apologizing. so we'll have more on that. >>> let us begin with a check of the morning's top stories from natalie morales joining us from the news desk. hey, natalie. >> good morning, everyone. secretary of state hillary clinton is in beijing as the fate of that blind chinese disdented is now up in the air. nbc's ian williams is in beijing. ian, good day to you. >> reporter: natalie, with the u.s. brokered deal unraveling, the face of chen guangcheng is turning into a diplomatic nightmare for hillary clinton. they were trying to make it look like business as usual. the secretary of state meeting top chinese officials this morning for previously scheduled talks. addressing human rights only in broad terms. >> we believe that all governments do have to answer to citizens' aspirations for dignity and the rule of law and that no nation can or should deny
. accusations against ashton kutcher. the video of the day. >> we will start off with a story about obama's love letters. these are some accounts from when he was living in manhattan and he was a student at columbia. apparently, he was involved in two relationships. i looked at some of the exurbs in these love letters and he was a pretty sophisticated guy even at a young age. >> in one of them, he made a, talking about t.s. eliot. >> this was in his early 20's. barack obama in love involved and that will be in a new book. >> next up, we have ashton kutcher and people are calling this offensive because he portrays an indian man and one of these segments. he had brown makeup on and if people thought he was going too far. >> he created these characters for an advertisement. they pulled this character called raj but the left in this donor character. s. toner charqacter. this could be the video of the day. this is a lion that wants a baby. >> the baby has no clue what is going on and does not care. >> the lion is just not stopping. he is going after that little guy and the little guy like finally loo
shaking your head? actor ashton kutcher's online commercial stirs up so much controversy it's pulled. ♪ you know i'm bad i'm bad >> pepsi tries to get some spark going by bringing back a michael jackson ad. >>> plus, caught on video. a lion tries to attack a child sitting on the other side of the glass. the viral video at 4:30. ooh. juicy johnsonville sausage. made with only premium cuts of pork since 1945. johnsonville. sausage is all we do. never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. if my mom can fight and beat breast cancer, i can walk 60 miles. (woman) the fund-raising was the easiest part. people were very giving. complete strangers wanting to help. i knew someday i was gonna do this walk. if i can do this, you definitely can do this. we can do this. we can all do this together. (man) register today for the... and receive $25 off your registration fee. because everyone deserves a lifetime. >>> bobby brown is explaining why he walked out of whitney houston's funeral. they were married 14 years and have a daughter together named bobby christina. in an excl
you how the scheme was uncovered. >>> a company pulls the plug on this ad featuring ashton kutcher over complaints that it's racist. >>> the caps recovering from the hard night in the stanley cup playoffs after losing that heart breaker to the rangers. >>> it was painful. and long, too. there is a growing neighborhood battle tonight. why one yard is sprouting five-foot weeds and nothing is being done about it. that is tonight at 6:00. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone likes a bit of order in their life. virtual wallet helps you get it. keep track of spending, move money with a slide, and use the calendar. all to see your money how you want. ♪ >>> he scores! marion gaborik gets the goal from brian richards and in triple overtime the rangers have beaten the caps and take a 2-1 lead in the series. >> that was painful. triple overtime and the caps not being able to get the win. ouch. >> dan hellie is here with more on tonight's tough losses like 3 in 1. >> this was brutal. the third longest game in caps' history. a four and a half hour overtime thriller. despite numerous chance
. >>> also, "today's professionals," we're talking about ashton kutcher's new online ad. it's created quite a stir. you see him there in brown face, some say mocking an indian ak sent. it's triggered online backlash. it's been pulled, but some ask, has the damage been done? i'm sure donny will have strong opinions about it as well as star. the empty sheet is for me because i'm rushing in. we'll chat about that and a couple other hot topics with the professionals. >>> then on "today's money," we are making sure you've got enough money for your retirement. what are some of the things you need to do to make sure that you're comfortable in those later years. >> i'm so glad we do this segment so regularly because people really need this kind of advice. i pay attention to it. thanks a lot. >>> meantime, let's go inside and find out from natalie what the stories of the morning are. >> good morning, everyone. a change of heart for the blind chinese dissident at the center of a diplomatic standoff between washington and beijing. chen guangcheng and his family now want to leave china, fearing for the
ad featuring ashton kutcher yanked from the internet. >>> a board full of zeroes. the pitcher who has a lot of nothing to brag about this morning. >>> the a's beat the red sox in boston, 4-2. the giants fell 3-2 to miami in 10 intpheupblgss last night. they will try to avoid getting swept today. >>> the los angeles angels' jared weaver joined an elite fraternity by pitching the second no hitter in less than two weeks he needed one out -- the crowd included weaver's family, many fans who started following him when he started at long beach state university. >> i'm at a loss for words. it hasn't kicked in yet. thank you guys for all your support this is awesome. i couldn't have done it without the defense. guys were picking me up, left and right. >> weaver's no-hitter comes after the player of the white sox tossed a perfect game in chicago april 21st. and marks the 231st no hitter in baseball dating back to 1900. emotional time. >>> online ad featuring ashton kutcher has been pulled after viewers call it racist. the ad features kutcher in brown make-up looking for love it was taken off a
. >>> also this weekend ashton kutcher went to the kentucky derby where he and miranda lambert made up and made friends. apparently she thought he made fun of country music at a recent awards show. >>> and, finally, tmz reports rihanna angered "snl" boss loren michaels by skipping dress rehearsal, which basically never happened. she claims she was sick. uh-oh. hopefully she had ray note. >>> kcr-3 in nearby calavaras county, a little boy who's been fighting a big battle against leukemia got to have a real blast. more than anything, 8-year-old evan wanted to see an explosion, and a sheriff's bomb squad was more than happy to put on a real show. that's because the make-a-wish foundation brought evan from texas to catch the big blowup and evan liked what he saw. he said, quote, explosions are cool. they are. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. >>> well, the streets of prague looked more like a scene out of a horror move. over 700 makeup-clad zombies turned out for the fifth annual zombie walk. participants dressed in weird
founded apple. his stepmother still lives in the house. it will star ashton kutcher as steve jobs. >>> coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36 president obama wraps the nato summit with a strategy for afghanistan. and one company that owns movie theaters has a new owner on the other side of the globe. join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. >>> the bay area is home to one of the best, which city ranched in the -- ranked in the top 10 for bike friendly streets. >>> bicycling magazine ranked san francisco at the number one city for biking. they credit them for adding bike lanes, parking corrals and traffic signals. >>> mark is here now with sports. giantsp have theirish -- giants have their issues. >> yeah. giant management can talk all they want about nice pitching. you know what i miss? the 3-run home runner. how about more of those and that is what they get in the first inning. 3-run home runner. that makes pitching easier. buster posey just hammers one deep in milwaukee. giants 3-0. good so far for madison bumgarner. bases loaded. double play. r
. >> been cooking for a while. >> maxwell is the first child for simpson and eric johnston. >>> ashton kutcher has reportedly sign a one-year deal to remain on "two and a half men" for a second season. he'll be paid $750,000 an episode. >>> singer rihanna is said to be in negotiations to play a villain in the sixth installment of "the fast and the furious." >> louis ck has snagged a webbie person of the year which honors the best of the web for a comedy special he distributed on his own website for $5. >>> finally, 19-year-old miley cyrus is being considered for a judging spot on the x factor, along with everyone else. the former hannah montana joins avril lavigne and britney britney spears, leann rimes. >> i think britney spears would be entertaining. >> we'll see who's chosen. a lot of money being discussed. >>> this comes to us from kxas nbc 5 in dallas, texas, where in nearby south grand prairie, one teen's hobby has put him on fast track to start him in the world of robotics. years of building robots have paid off for matthew ricks who beat out more than 3,000 competitors to take
shall see. >>> demi moore has a new twitter handle, following her break-up with ashton kutcher. she called on fans to replace @mrs.kutcher. bill's didn't make it. her new name, @justdemi. i like it. keeping it simple. that is that. resolved that issue. check it off the list. >>> this comes from wsmv, channel 4 news in nashville, tennessee, where in lawrenceburg, a new mom didn't know she was pregnant until after the little girl came in the world. yep. last month amanda fell ill, was airlifted to a hospital where she went unconscious. when she woke up two days later, she was given shocking news that she had given birth despite she had no clue she was expecting. she calls her daughter a miracle. i'm lynn berry this is "early today" your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. happy friday. we will start out with some quiet whether. there is some fog. visibility is down in some neighborhoods. a mixture of sun and clouds. humid.l be warm and mu a chance for thunderstorms again this afternoon. we wil
. >>> also this weekend ashton kutcher did the kentucky derby where he and miranda lambert and he made up and made friends. >>> and finally tmz recorded that rihanna angered lauren michaels by skipping dress rehearsal. she claims it never happens. i guess she was sick sniet only happen as couple hours before. live audience. people wait on the sidewalk overnight to go see it and then she didn't show up. >> they had her dancers do a bit of a number. not the same thing. >>> this comes from kcr3 which reports in sacramento, california, where a little boy who's been fighting a big battle against leukemia got to have a real blast. more than anything 8-year-old evan wanted to see an explosion and a sheriff's bomb squad was more than happy to put on a real show. a make-a-wish foundation brought evan from texas to catch the big blow joup and he said he liked what he saw. he said, quotes are cool. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. we're off to a quiet s
this featuring ashton kutcher portraying a bollywood producer looking for love through a fictitious dating site have been pulled after viewers called the racist. >>> egged on by the kiss cam, david beckham, who turned 37 yesterday, gave victoria a little smooch. >>> on the eve of the agingers opening, scare lat johansen got the walk of fame. >> she is your favorite. >> shar lee sheen is unamused a new york city strip club opened a charlie sheen vip room. >> wow. >> his lawyers got a cease and desist order, saying the despicable parasites have not been exterminated. i don't know how he said it with a straight face. >> we didn't. >>> portland, oregon one zoo visitor survives an incredible encount we are one of the park's fierciest animals. an infant dressed -- the big cat launched in a frenzy to turn the boy in the next meal, despite a thick partition. the boy's parents encouraged the toddler to interact with the beast and he was unphased by the face time. i'm lynn berry this is "early today," your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. centering pass, scores. it's gaborik. >> there are
child for simpson and her 32 fiance, eric johnson. >> maybe last after one that big. >> ashton kutcher signed a deal to remain on two and a half men. >>> ri-that is set to play a villain in the fast and the furious. >> louis ck has snagged person of the year which honors the best of the web for comedy special he distributed on his own website for $5. >>> finally, 19-year-old miley cyrus is being considered for a judging spot on the x factor, the former hannah montana joins avril lavigne and britney speakers. >>> this comes to us from kxas in dallas, a nearby south grand prairie, one teen's hobby put him on fast track to start him in the world of robotics. years of building robots have paid off for matthew ricks who beat out 3,000 competitors to take top honors at the championship in st. louis. the 17-year-old, who showcased a basketball retrieving robot, now has his sights on another dream, study mechanical engineering at texas a and m. >>> i'm lynn berry this is "early today" the first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news to
a new twitter handle, following her break-up with ashton kutcher. she called on fans to replace @mrs.kutcher. bill's didn't make it. her new name, @justdemi. i like it. keeping it simple. that is that. resolved that issue. check it off the list. >>> this comes from wsmv, channel 4 news in nashville, tennessee, where in lawrenceburg, a new mom didn't know she was pregnant until after the little girl came in the world. yep. last month amanda fell ill, was airlifted to a hospital where she went unconscious. when she woke up two days later, she was given shocking news that she had given birth despite she had no clue she was expecting. she calls her daughter a miracle. i'm lynn berry this is "early today" your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable and enjoying it less and less? upgrade to verizon fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month guaranteed for two-years with no annual contract required. this is a limited time offer, so don't wait. get fios at this great price. act now and get $250 back, if you sign a
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by the last harry potter movie. >>> demi moore has a new twitter handle, following her break-up with ashton kutcher. she called on fans to replace @mrskutcher. without further ado, her new name, @justdemi. keeping it simple. interesting. >>> this comes from wsmv, channel 4 news in nashville, tennessee, where in lawrenceburg, a new mom didn't know she was pregnant until after the little girl came in the world. yep. >> how is it possible? >> last month, amanda fell ill and was air-lifted to a hospital where she went unconscious. when she woke up two days later, she was given shocking news that she had given birth despite the fact she had no clue she was expecting. con gralt grat lations to them. this is lynn berry, this is earl "today," just your first stop of the day on your nbc station. >>> let them eat cake. that is the royal philosophy in london where over 3,000 minicakes are coming together to paint a tasty portrait of queen elizabeth to mark her diamond jubly. looks delicious. it's hand dipped in the correct color signifying each week of her reign. the display will be over 94 square fee
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of a witch-hunt. >>> and an online ad featuring ashton kutcher is stirring up a lot of controversy tonight. why some are calling it racist. gary. >>> and hey, thanks, laura. we have been waiting on it all day today. the temperatures to warm up and that is finally starting to do it. the temperatures are really on the rise, especially this hour. we'll show you the temperatures and how great is our chance for some thunderstorms this evening? first look at it all. the forecast is next.  i should be arrested for crimes against potted plant-kind. [ clang ] my house is where plants came to die. ♪ but, it turns out all i was missing was miracle-gro potting mix. it's got what a plant needs. even plant food that feeds them for up to 6 months. you get bigger, more beautiful plants. guaranteed. who's got two green thumbs thanks to miracle-gro? uh, this gal. boom! everyone grows with miracle-gro. . >>> the speculation secure rounding who mitt romney will choose as his vice presidential running mate came closer to home. he appeared with the virginia governor bob mcdonough. and craig bosswell
:00 a san francisco company pulls part of this controversial ad starring ashton kutcher. >> and pepsi ads featuring michael jackson about to make a come back. >> and politicians giving their outlooks on the economy. you'll hear the -- president bill clinton, live. >> at 4:20 another check of the commute this, is a live look at the bay bridge and there is traffic at the other end coming off the bridge as heavy. these folks going to enjoy another -- there it is. the folks on the approach will have five good minutes then running into this. stay with us. abc 7 news at 4:00 continues in just a moment. >>> an online ad featuring ashton kutcher was pulled after viewers calls it racist, featuring him in brown makeup featuring a bollywood producer looking for love. pop chips is based in san francisco. a spokeswoman says the ads were not meant to offend anyone. >> it's the moment movie fans have been waiting for. the u.s. opening of "the avengers". >> and we're talking about iron man. thor and hulk. >> tonight avengers will open in theaters and has phone shall to break major records. when the movie
say it pumped the world. where does that come from? >> guest: mean it in the ashton kutcher wake. they mean that much bigger and more ferocious than they were. >> host: they were pretty big. >> guest: to put on protests that big they were especially brilliant. the big protests you were talking about in late august and september of 2009 it was august and they were still little but they made themselves look big. they would send people to the town hall meetings, august, 2009. there would be 100 people there supporting president obama, and three or four of them who were not. but they would grab the microphone and they would be so loud and so passionate that the tv cameras couldn't help focus on them and that's what i talk about. they were able to early on create the impression that everybody was doing to those town hall meetings and was on their side because we saw on the news a whole bunch of people and it looked like a mob of people turned off when in fact most of the people were there to support the president or find out more information or complete about a thoughtful and was bril
ashton kutcher was hired by the pop chips snack people to draw attention to their product. they succeeded. >> looking for -- it's here with worldwide. come meet our bachelor's. >> i'm rush, i'm a bowlly wood producer. i'm looking for the most delicious thing on the planet. >> there is sword fish. i'm looking for something hot and spicey like kardashian hot. i would give that dog a bone. >> bill: with us to explain everything, juliette huddy. so the pop' tops people. >> pop chips. >> bill: pop chips. >> call it pop tops, whatever you want. >> bill: had to pull out. >> they pulled the raj part of it the indian part of it because there were people out there who were apparently offended by it because it's perpetuating a stereotype. it's not like he was sitting at a 7/11. he played a perfectly decent character we know certain stereotypes. bali wood thing. >> bill: do we know who played it. >> indian blogger. just random people complaining. >> bill: what did the pop chips people say? how did they explain it. >> look, we're sorry if we offended you but we hope you take ited in the spirit in whic
. >>> and later this half hour, charges of racism against actor ashton kutcher. find out who is angry about an ad featuring that actor. that's coming up later in "the skinny." how many controversies like this have we seen in the black face. >> so many. >> yeah, here we go again. >>> we begin with the unfolding drama in china over the fate of human rights activist chen guangcheng. chen now says he's been let down by the u.s. and is begging to leave china on secretary of state clinton's plane. >> putting a little pressure on the secretary. he's refusing, though, to accept a deal worked out hours earlier that would have allowed him to live freely in china saying he fears for the safety of his family. the drama, of course, has overshadowed clinton's visit to china, which was supposed to focus on economic and strategic issues, something we'll be following throughout the day. everything seemed okay yesterday, but a weird series of events the last 24 hours. wondering now, will he get on that plane with the secretary? >> i wonder. i wonder. >>> now to troubles with one of america's most sophisticated and
an enjoyable experience. [ charlie ] try zinc free super poligrip. >>> ashton kutcher and potato chipmaker popchips have explaining to do this morning. they released this ad featuring kutcher playing a variety of characters. one featured kutcher in "brown face." it did not go over so well. a.j. hammer is in new york to tell us about the fall out. >> reporter: thought they were being funny. ashton is taking heat from the popchips viral campaign. kutcher appears in the ad portraying four separate characters. it is the one where kutcher is wearing makeup to look indian. he is dressed in indian garb. shortly after the ad premiered, twitter users went nuts. they criticized the actor and company for racial insensitinos ty. i want to read the comment. we received a lot of feedback about the dating parody. we appreciate the point of view. the team worked hard to create a number of characters. we did not intend to offend anyone. i apologize foroffended. the problem with the internet ad means the ad is probably out there everywhere. we have not heard from ashton kutcher yet. >> thank you, a.j. we ap
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